Friday, February 12, 2010

All You Need to Know to Screen Print Fabric

Michelle Saintonge breaks down the mechanics of screen printing into a series of easy to understand tutorials that advanced screen printers as well as those new to the process will find extremely useful.

Preparing Your Fabric for Printing or Dyeing *Big Tip Alert*
http://www.printcutsew.com/1461/preparing-your-fabric-for-printing-or-dyeing-big-tip-alert/

The Beginner’s Guide to Sounding Like a Screen Pro – Silkscreen printing terms
http://www.printcutsew.com/259/the-beginners-guide-to-sounding-like-a-screen-print-pro/

Can You Explain That Again? – More terms
http://www.printcutsew.com/376/can-you-explain-that-again/

Screen Print Table to Go - build a print table that is specifically made to print fabric
http://www.printcutsew.com/392/screen-print-table-to-go/

Printed Lace? It’s Easy and Quick. Here’s How
http://www.printcutsew.com/203/printed-lace-its-easy-and-quick-heres-how/

Squeegee Pressure. What’s Important to Know!
http://www.printcutsew.com/824/squeegee-pressure-whats-important-to-know/

CMYK for Photorealistic Screen Printing - This guide will help you produce a four colour CMYK halftone separation of your image to capture the look of a photorealistic image.
http://www.printcutsew.com/454/cmyk-for-photorealistic-screen-printing/

A Full Size Guide to Printing Halftones - This is a guide to silkscreen printing of halftones and the correct mesh count for your dot size.
http://www.printcutsew.com/274/a-full-size-guide-to-printing-halftones/

The How-to of Screen Coating - This how-to shows you step-by-step the proper way to coat your silkscreen frame.
http://www.printcutsew.com/288/the-how-to-of-screen-coating/

Screen Printing 101
Part 1 – Getting Started - This tutorial is the first in a series of three turtorials that teach you everything you need to know about silkscreen printing whether it is on fabric, t-shirts or onto paper.
http://www.printcutsew.com/549/screen-printing-101-part-1-getting-started/

Part 2 – Creating the Stencil - This tutorial shows how you will expose and wash your newly made stencil on your silk screen frame.
http://www.printcutsew.com/649/creating-your-screen-print-stencil/

Part 3 – The Good Stuff - This tutorial focuses on printing onto fabric and paper with a screen print frame.
http://www.printcutsew.com/660/screen-printing-101-part-3-the-good-stuff/
Feeling Exposed? - Here’s a quick guide to exposure times for silkscreens whether you use a pro lamp, task lamp or the sun!
http://www.printcutsew.com/613/feeling-exposed/

Building a Silkscreen Frame from Scratch - Make your Own Screen Print Frame for $10.00.
http://www.printcutsew.com/579/building-a-silkscreen-frame-from-scratch/

What is Screen Printing Registration?
Part 1 - Learning how to register your prints is a very important skill and helps you jump from craft hobbiest to serious printer.
http://www.printcutsew.com/663/what-is-screen-printing-registration-part-1/

Part 2 – How to make sure that each colour in your design exposes on the same location for each of your screens.
http://www.printcutsew.com/1314/screen-printing-registration-part-2/

Part 3 – How to set up your fabric on your print table so you can print repeating patterns over and over again.
http://www.printcutsew.com/1338/screen-printing-registration-part-3-fabric-registration/
Wash and Learn! “Big Tip Alert” – Print colours not lining up? Troubleshooting bad registration.
http://www.printcutsew.com/1469/wash-and-learn-big-tip-alert/

Using Strippers and Banishing Ghosts
http://www.printcutsew.com/1438/using-strippers-and-banishing-ghosts/

Quick and Easy! Build a Screen Print Frame From an Old Picture Frame
http://www.printcutsew.com/81/quick-and-easy-build-your-own-silkscreen-frame/

The Darker Side of Screen Printing – This tutorial will show you how to set up your dark room, or dark corner if that’s all you have
http://www.printcutsew.com/284/the-darker-side-of-screen-printing/

TLC for Your Silk Screen Frames
http://www.printcutsew.com/279/tlc-for-our-silk-screen-frames/

Rip Your Screen? Here’s How to Fix it Fast
http://www.printcutsew.com/276/rip-your-screen-heres-how-to-fix-it-fast/

A Mesh Count for Everything! Well, almost.
http://www.printcutsew.com/272/a-mesh-count-for-everything-well-almost/

3 comments:

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Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for the surprise!! :)

Gwen

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